Events company helps build temporary hospital in Berlin

PRG's teams in Germany and the US are supporting health workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.

Events company Production Resource Group (PRG) is getting to work in the fight against coronavirus in Europe and USA, by helping to build a temporary hospital in Berlin and producing face shields for health workers in New York.

In Germany, the Senate Administration for Health, Nursing and Equality has assigned PRG Germany to equip a temporary hospital in Hall 26 at the Berlin Expo Center. 

The ‘Corona-Jafféstraße Treatment Centre’ will serve as an overflow hospital receiving respiratory patients.

PRG will install lighting, gas and water pipes, as well as IT infrastructure and approximately 25 tons of cabling to supply electricity to the beds and medical equipment.

The hospital is targeted to become operational in 20-25 days, with work having started on 30 March. 

“We are proud to support this temporary hospital and hope to help bring the global pandemic to an end,” says Stephan Paridaen, president and COO.

Personal Protection Equipment in New York

PRG Scenic Technologies in New York is manufacturing face shields for health workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, with the aim to produce 300,000 pieces in under two weeks.

It is working alongside two other local sub-contracting companies and in partnership with NYU Langone Health. 

“We’re proud to be a part of this initiative and hope to continue to help those who are aiding in this crisis,” said Mark Peterson, general manager who is leading the project. 

“By using versatile production methods and intelligent design and in working with Local 311 stagehand labour, we’re going to be able to turn out these shields in record time.”

The team has adapted the traditional production line assembly to ensure social distancing.

“We are responding to the rapidly changing needs of our customers during this emergency, and with projects like these taking shape around the globe, we are actively at work in the fight against the coronavirus,” added Jere Harris, PRG’s chairman and CEO.

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